The Milwaukee Brewers announced their Players of the Month for June on Thursday, naming Colorado Spring catcher Manny Pina as their Minor League Player of the Month and Biloxi Shuckers starting pitcher Josh Hader as their Minor League Pitcher of the Month.
Pina, acquired from Detroit as part of the Francisco Rodriguez trade, has been outstanding for the Sky Sox this season. In 20 May contests, the 28-year-old backstop hit .342/.386/.592 with three home runs, knocking in 12 runs and scoring 11.
Hader, who spent part of last season with Biloxi after being traded to the Brewers from Houston, has been stating his case for a bump to Triple-A. In five starts in May, he posted a 0.96 ERA with a WHIP of 0.93, striking out 33 batters in 28 innings of work.